There’s a formula to Joe Rogan’s success.
It’s a key factor in his popularity and the main reason why millions upon millions of viewers tune in each week to hear what he has to say.
Joe Rogan represents the American every-man in that he’s a curious individual who doesn’t have all the right answers. He delivers opinions in a way that isn’t dripping with thick ideology and presents both sides of every topic of discussion.
That contrasts widely with the left who believes every utterance, every piece of art, and every form of expression should contain a specific political function — in other words — propaganda.
Joe Rogan may not be correct about everything, but on the topic of gun rights, he’s right on target.
Host of the Joe Rogan Experience, the man responsible for exposing CNN and other major liberal institutions is taking a stand in the gun debate that’s ensued after a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas last week.
Everyone seems to have an opinion on this issue and has been quick to pick sides — Joe Rogan just so happens to be on the correct side.
During a Thursday episode of his podcast, Rogan admitted the solution to mass shootings in America is rife with controversy and begs many questions as a result. However, one solution proposed by liberals is off-the-table in Rogan’s opinion, and would be devastating if allowed to proceed.
“Is the answer to take everyone’s guns? Well, they’re not gonna give their guns up. Only criminals are gonna have guns. It’s not gonna be a good situation.”
The podcaster added that confiscating guns from the general public would lead to government tyranny.
"I don't think it's wise to take the guns away from the People and give all the power to the government. We see how they are even with an armed populace. They still have a tendency toward totalitarianism."
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) May 30, 2022
Rogan referenced a 2013 tweet, telling his guest, artificial intelligence podcaster Lex Fridman, that the gun debate is only masking the true problem.
This country has a mental health problem disguised as a gun problem and a tyranny problem disguised as a security problem.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) January 27, 2013
“The situation is, should you be able to own a gun to defend yourself if you’re a law-abiding citizen and you know that the police are horribly understaffed and you know that crime and violence are real things?” Rogan asked.
Fridman agreed that mental health should lead the gun control discussion.
“There’s people sort of leverag[ing] these tragedies to make some kind of political statement,” Fridman added.
It was announced over the weekend that Biden’s DOJ opened an investigation into Uvalde Law enforcement’s response to the Robb Elementary School shooting that devasted the nation and left 21 people dead, including 19 children and two teachers. Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin requested the investigation.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney